I still ride for Priest pretty hard. He found himself an insular niche and did well in it. Not everything he makes works, but there are some serious gems to be found if you’re willing to sift through the myriad of material in his catalog. He also might be the only person on recent memory to outshine Roc Marciano on a track. Plus, if nothing else, it’s just really refreshing and fun to take a break from whatever else everybody else is rapping about and delve into a 40 track opus about alien conspiracies, samurai swords and hebrew scriptures. The songs below are some of the highlights from that opus which have conveniently popped up on audiomack.
A random aside that’s been buzzing around my head… there are some kinda funny/kinda interesting parallels between Priest and Lil B – both endlessly preach complex mildly unhinged personal philosophies which they embrace without even a trace of irony, both are insanely prolific, both cater to an increasingly niche but fiercely loyal cult audience, both have become something of a meme. Not to mention the obvious fact that both are permanently left of general mental normality, in the best way possible. Shit, they might even be the same person, in a Looper kind of of way.
Killah Priest – Wubian Nation Ft. Raekwon
Killah Priest – Devotion To The Saints (Feat. Ghostface Killah & Inspectah Deck)
Killah Priest – The Park